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35+ Famous Sir Alfred Hitchcock Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

Read and Share Famous Sir Alfred Hitchcock Quotes, Quotations etc. Enjoy These Sir Alfred Hitchcock Quotes By Sharing With Your Friends, Relatives and Love One’s On Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Gmail, etc. Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE was an English film director and producer, at times referred to as “The Master of Suspense”. He pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological thriller genres.

Perfect Sir Alfred Hitchcock Quotes

“Self-plagiarism is style.”

“Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table.”

“Someone once told me that every minute a murder occurs, so I don’t want to waste your time, I know you want to go back to work.”

“Television has brought back murder into the home – where it belongs.”

“Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.”

“Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up every time.”

“Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn’t change people’s habits. It just kept them inside the house.”

“The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.”

“The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.”

“The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.”

“The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book – it makes a very poor doorstop.”

“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.”

“There is nothing quite so good as burial at sea. It is simple, tidy, and not very incriminating.”

“There is nothing to winning, really. That is if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.”

Unique Sir Alfred Hitchcock Quotes

“These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.”

“Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.”

“For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.”

“Give them pleasure – the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.”

“I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.”

“I am scared easily, here is a list of my adrenaline – production: 1: small children, 2: policemen, 3: high places, 4: that my next movie will not be as good as the last one.”


“I am to provide the public with beneficial shocks.”

“I have a perfect cure for a sore throat: cut it.”

“I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.”

“If it’s a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.”

“I’m full of fears and I do my best to avoid difficulties and any kind of complications. I like everything around me to be clear as crystal and completely calm.”

Mind Blowing Sir Alfred Hitchcock Quotes

“I’m not against the police; I’m just afraid of them.”

“In feature films the director is God; in documentary films, God is the director.”

“In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man.”

“Luck is everything… My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I’m fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn’t make a good suspense film.”

“Revenge is sweet and not fattening.”

“A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.”

“Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.”

“Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.”

“Disney has the best casting. If he doesn’t like an actor he just tears him up”

“Seeing a murder on television can help work off one’s antagonisms. And if you haven’t any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.”

“This award is meaningful because it comes from my fellow dealers in celluloid.”

“We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.”

“What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out.”

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